With the summer solstice now behind us, we are suddenly feeling the need to retreat into the shadows. Come sit in the shade with us and enjoy a chilling Afternoon Snack.
No need to wait until October to start enjoying spooky season: this short peak of the anime adaptation of Uzumaki by Junjo Ito looks both gorgeous and very scary!!
It’s Eisner season, and our faves at Women Write About Comics are once again bringing the analysis of Where Have All the Women in Comics Gone?
Before the Bon Appetit renaissance there was Lucky Peach: Alicia Kennedy reminisces thoughtfully on how the short-lived hip food magazine changed food writing and shaped food culture, both for better and worse.
We are always here for good Texas content: Former Texan Matt Zoller Seitz wrote a compelling essay on John Sayles’s Lone Star for its 25th anniversary, a cinematic achievement that does the best job of any Western at unpacking the Texas myth.
As one “Lone Star” character points out, a bird flying from the US to Mexico doesn’t see, much less recognize, a border. Sayles’ script starts out telling stories of white, Black, Mexican-American and Mexican people that seem to be unfolding along parallel lines, with rare points of intersection, but when you get to the very end, you realize that they were never really separate—that, in fact, seemingly independent lives were set in motion decades ago by the actions of parents or ancestors that our main players barely knew, or were told lies about.
The POME coven is home to longtime Laura Jane Grace stans, and if you are one of us, you are guaranteed to enjoy this short live set that Grace’s band, The Devouring Mothers, performed from her living room for Rolling Stone this week.
As the official start of summer has brought on a creeping sense of inexplicable dread, so we leave you with the forbidden knowledge of Dark Fish Matter: